Come Hear The Voice of the Phoenix

January 21, 2008

The public is invited to hear Director of The Phoenix Project, Greg Werkheiser, as he talks about forging social entrepreneurs and revitalizing distressed communities, at 7 p.m. January 28 in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium.

Werkheiser is a civic educator, lawyer, and social entrepreneur. Named by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of the nation’s leading civic educators, he founded and directed for seven years the Youth Programs of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and chaired the Virginia Commission for National and Community Service under Governor Mark Warner. As a Virginia lawyer he represented both Fortune 500 companies and public interest clients, earning recognition as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. He has served as speechwriter to a former U.S. President, First Lady, and Virginia Governor among other public officials. He directs the Phoenix Project because he believes deeply in the power and responsibility of young leaders and universities to improve the world.

This lecture is sponsored by the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement and the Mary Baldwin University departments of Political Science, Economics, and Communication.